Thursday, June 09, 2005

Prolife Music Video from Rapper Nick Cannon

According to Nick Cannon's official fan club site his prolife music video "Can I Live" will appear on MTV's Total Request Live today. It's a true story about how his mother wanted to abort him, but ended up choosing life.

The video shows his mother lying in the abortion clinic, next to all the instruments, and Nick pleading for her not to kill him.

For those who aren't familiar with Nick Cannon, here's his bio. His talent is seemingly limitless. At 24, he's already been a successful comedian, actor, and rapper.

You can hear the song and watch the music video by visiting his web site. You can see him perform "Can I Live" at the Soul Train Music Awards at his fan club site. At the end of the song about 20 kids wearing t-shirts that say, "Can I Live" come out on stage and sing the chorus.

The lyrics are below. Talk about a great opportunity to get the prolife message to young people who might usually never hear it. If you get the opportunity, please vote for this video on MTV's TRL.

Talking]
Talking Ma
I know the Situation is Personal
But it something that has to be told
As I was making this beat
You was all I could think about you heard my voice

[Verse 1]
Yeah Just think Just Think
What if you could Just
Just blink your self away..
Just Just wait just pause for a second
Let me plead my case
It's the late 70's Huh
You Seventeen huh
And having me that will ruin everything huh
It's alot of angels waiting for their wings
You see me in your sleep so you cant kill your dreams
300 Dollars thats the price of living what?
Mommy I dont like this clinic
Hopefully you'll make the right decision
And dont go through with the Knife Decision
But it's hard to make the right move
When you in high school
How you have to work all day and take night school
Hopping off da bus when the rain is pouring
What you want morning sickness or the sickness of mourning

[Chorus]
I Will Always Be apart of you
Trust Your Soul Know it's always true
If I Could Talk I Would Say To You
CAN I LIVE
CAN I LIVE
I Will Always Be apart of you
Trust Your Soul Know it's always true
If I Could Talk I Would Say To You
CAN I LIVE
CAN I LIVE

[Verse 2]
I am a child of the king
Ain't no need to go fear me
And I see the flowing tears so know that you hear me
When I move in your womb that's me being scared
Cause who knows what my future holds
Yo the truth be told you ain't told a soul
Yo you ain't even showing I'm just 2 months old
Through your clothes try to hide me deny me
Went up 3 sizes
Your pride got you lying saying ain't nothing but a migraine
It ain't surprising you not trying to be in Wic food lines
Your friends will look at you funny but look at you mommy
That's a life inside you look at your tummy
What is becoming ma I am Oprah bound
You can tell he's a star from the Ultrasound
Our Sprits Connected Doors Open Now
Nothing But Love And Respect Thanks For Holding Me Down She Let Me Live...

[Chorus]
I Will Always Be apart of you
Trust Your Soul Know it's always true
If I Could Talk I Would Say To You
CAN I LIVE
CAN I LIVE
I Will Always Be apart of you
Trust Your Soul Know it's always true
If I Could Talk I Would Say To You
CAN I LIVE
CAN I LIVE
[Repeat 2]

[Nick Talking]

It's uplifting foreal yall
I ain't passing no judgement
Ain't making no decisions
I am just telling ya'll my story
My love life
I love my mother for giving me life
We all need to appreciate life
A strong woman that had to make a sacrifice
Thanks for listening
Thanks for listening
Mama thanks for listening

2 comments:

  1. Anonymous7:28 PM

    This video and song should go out to all teenage mothers who have ever thought of aborting a child. This should also go out to some mothers (soon-to-be) who are also confused in this world. This song and video is very positive. Keep up the work, sweetheart.

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  2. Hello all... are you pro-choice or pro-life? Why not Pro-Free-Life? Promote a healthy life and make big money with Himalayan Goji juice.

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